An assistance dog or a service dog is a dog trained to aid or assist an individual with a disability. An assistance dog must be mentally stable, willing to cooperate with humans, indifferent to the environment and disturbing factors (noise, crowds, unusual postures, unusual movements, other animals, traffic, enclosed spaces…). He must have sufficiently strong instincts to perform tasks and self-control in the event of external stimuli. As well each dog has to be examined by an official vet, which includes a general examination, X-ray, clinical examination of the eyes, blood and urine tests to be able to start the training. The training of an Asisstance dog usually start with one year of age and takes additional 12 months. Each Assistance dog has to pass 2 exams before he is able to work in his own.
We are happy and extremely proud on our home-bred girl Friendly Foxy vom Weissen Unterberg who is the very first WSS Assistance dog in Slovenia (March 2021)! And hopefully, we will be able to give more of our puppies to those who need them the most and do this wonderful job! Thank you the whole Pes Pomočnik team for the job you do!